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  • UN Security Council backs Yemen's president and unity

    The U.N. Security Council has given unanimous backing to Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi as "the legitimate president of Yemen" and reaffirmed its strong commitment to the country's unity. The council statement was issued Wednesday as Yemen plunged deeper into a...
  • Head of Arab Gulf council visits Yemen's embattled president

    A group of oil-rich Arab Gulf countries threw their support behind Yemen's embattled president Wednesday as the group's chief visited Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in the city he fled to amid the Shiite rebel power grab in the capital, Sanaa. The U.N. Security...
  • UN experts: Yemen ex-president allegedly amassed billions

    Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh is alleged to have amassed assets worth between $32 billion and $60 billion, most believed to have been transferred abroad under other names, U.N. experts said in a report circulated Wednesday. The experts, who...
  • UN extends sanctions on Yemen ex-leader and 2 Houthi rebels

    The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend sanctions on Yemen's former president and two leaders of the powerful Shiite Houthi rebels whose takeover of the capital and much of northern Yemen threatens to split the Arab world's poorest...
  • Shiite rebels say Yemen President Hadi 'wanted for justice'

    Yemen's Shiite rebels said Tuesday that President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled the rebel-controlled capital earlier this month and has begun reconstituting his authority in the south, is "wanted for justice." The move escalated a crisis that...
  • Embassies shut down in Yemen amid violence

    Saudi Arabia, Italy and Germany shut down their embassies in Yemen on Friday amid growing political uncertainty as Yemen's top U.N. envoy warned that the Arab world's poorest nation is at a crossroads between "civil war and disintegration." The new...
  • UN envoy to Yemen warns of civil war and al-Qaida

    The U.N. envoy to Yemen warned Thursday that the impoverished country is at a crossroads between "civil war and disintegration" and a successful political transition. Jamal Benomar's grim briefing to the U.N. Security Council followed a similar statement...
  • Al-Qaida militants seize Yemeni military base in south

    Al-Qaida militants seized control of an important army base Thursday following clashes with soldiers that left at least eight people dead, military officials said. The officials say at least four soldiers and four militants died in the fighting and...
  • Yemen turmoil deepens as Saudi Arabia, Egypt eye intervention and Western embassy staff leave

    As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
  • Yemen leader says still president after fleeing capital

    The Yemeni leader who resigned the presidency last month and fled to the country's south on Saturday said all actions taken since Shiite rebels stormed the capital, Sanaa, last September are illegitimate, hinting that he will seek to reclaim his power and...
  • Effort to close Guantanamo prison complicated by former detainee's turn to Islamic State

    During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan. Until...